Prostate cancer

Discussion in 'Manflu Corner' started by Netherfield, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Hazzard

    Hazzard Member

    Location:
    Shropshire
    Great to hear you will soon be up and running again. You are one of us lucky ones...too many losing life because of prostate cancer. As has been said on here before if in doubt get it checked out.
     
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  2. WOODCHIP

    WOODCHIP Member

    Location:
    midlands
    If any body suspects something is not right please get it checked , doesn’t matter how busy you are see a doctor. My dad was peeing blood just before harvest wouldn’t go before too busy he’d say I’ll go after , went in November he’d got bladder and prostate cancer stage 3. He had operations and treatments which finished him off 3 1/2 years later. It’s been 4 years since we lost him I’ve never seen a strong fit man turn to a frail man in a short time, horrible to see. It’s just eats your body away.
    Please guys get checked for your family’s sake.
     
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  3. I would echo the above, the survival rates for prostate cancer are very very good if you catch it in the early stages. If you think you see a trace of blood in your urine, pee in a sample bottle and get it and yourself to the doctors, the little dip stick test can detect very faint levels of blood in urine: it does not have to look like cherryade.
     
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  4. Stoxs

    Stoxs Member

    Great to see everyone sharing thier views and problems.
    Glad to hear so many success stories, best wishes to you all for the future.
    Hope this thread helps/encourages others to be aware of possible problems and get it checked out!
     
  5. MiJ

    MiJ Member

    Location:
    w.mids
    Neighbour had what was pioneering surgery in Wolverhampton a few years ago. Persevered and made a good recovery.
     
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  6. rick_vandal

    rick_vandal Member

    Location:
    Soft South
    Amazon will sell you 15 pee-sticks for £4 to test 10 parameters including blood trace, SG, pH, glucose, nitrite, protein and ketone. It is not a PSA but it is DIY. Every man-cave should have these.
     
  7. I think if I had access to those I would probably scare myself half to death on a regular basis as wouldn't understand the results or what they meant.
     
  8. rick_vandal

    rick_vandal Member

    Location:
    Soft South
    To visually recognise blood in your pee cuts 20% off survival rate for bladder cancer yet the pee-sticks see it sooner.
     
  9. Robt

    Robt Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I get checked. It’s not pleasant but nor is your family watching you die!
    Father had prostate cancer 14 years ago. Doctors said after his op he would have 10 years.... he is now plus 4! In year 10 he got very very down, thankfully now he is fitter than ever and it really made him change his life.
    Edit. Thank you Michael for sharing your experience. My father isn’t a talker so never mentions his time. All the very best in the future...
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2019

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